Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: Norwegian-Armenian partnership to improve Wikipedia’s content on the two countries; news in brief

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    Wikipedians in Armenia and Norway collaborated in a cross-cultural writing contest. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a program to support open-source science in Germany, events celebrating Black History Month and Women History Month, updates about Wikimania 2017, and more.... Read more

  2. Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts

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    Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. ... Read more

  3. Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive, building the Bengali Wikipedia

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    Since becoming a Wikipedia editor, Hasive has tried to add something new to Wikipedia every day. He has visited over 30 universities across his country, Bangladesh, to tell the students about Wikipedia, co-organized events to encourage people to edit, and published a style guide book about the Bengali Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Dutch Wikipedia rewards prolific contributors with owls; news in brief

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    The Dutch Wikipedia community shows appreciation to their best contributors each year with little statues of owls. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from MediaWiki and Phabricator, new grants program opens for applications, Wikipedia events around the world, and more.... Read more

  5. “I knew that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop writing”: Başak Tosun

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    Eleven years after hesitating to join Wikipedia, Başak Tosun has now created over 1,100 articles. “Many artists, writers and scientists were missing on Wikipedia,” she says. “I felt empowered knowing I could do something about it.”... Read more

  6. Community digest: Wiki Loves Women, bridging two gaps at a time; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Women is addressing two content gaps on Wikipedia through adding content about African women, helping to increase the encyclopedia’s gender and geographical diversity. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, Wikimedia project milestones, Wiki Project Med, and more. ... Read more

  7. Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

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    Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.... Read more

  8. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

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    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more

  9. Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge

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    Banat has made over a hundred thousand edits and helped expand the Arabic Wikipedia while using zero-rate mobile data.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Wiki Loves Earth winner helps promote free knowledge in Serbia; news in brief

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    Čedomir Žarković’s first-place photo in the international Wiki Loves Earth photo competition made him into a viral star in Serbia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes results of Wiki Women Prize and the Archives Challenge, registration for Wikimedia Poland winter meeting is open, Afilliations Committtee calls for volunteers and more.... Read more